Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Night, On The Other Hand, Is Electric

It's a composite. Nonetheless,
[A]way from the cities, much of the night light observed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in these images comes from wildfires. In the bright areas of western Australia, there are no nearby cities or industrial sites but, scientists have confirmed, there were fires in the area when Suomi NPP made passes over the region. This has been confirmed by other data collected by the satellite.
Please give credit for this item to:NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Because different areas burned at different times when the satellite passed over, the cumulative result in the composite view gives the appearance of a massive blaze. These fires are temporary features, in contrast to cities which are always there.
Always, but not forever.

3 comments:

mikey said...

The cities are always there.

Right up, until they're not.

Imagine the satellite imagery of cities in flames...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cities...
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Are your ears melting, mikey? And then your eyes?

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.